NBC Sets Will & Grace Series Finale Date And Retrospective Special
According to Deadline, the series finale of Will & Grace will air on Thursday, April 23 at 9 p.m. on NBC. A half-hour retrospective special will precede the final episode, which will be hosted by star Eric McCormack.
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The retrospective will look back at the series and will include reactions from Will & Grace fans and celebrities who will share stories about what the show has meant to them. The special will chronicle the series’ guest stars and its history-making moments from over the years, including the first male-to-male kiss on network television. Elton John and Norman Lear also will appear.
The login for the finale episode, titled “It’s Time,” reads: “With the apartment packed up, Will (McCormack) is determined not to reminisce about his life in the city or his ex, McCoy (guest star Matt Bomer). Grace (Debra Messing), on the verge of giving birth, keeps having false alarms of going into labor. Karen (Megan Mullally) goes to the top of the Statue of Liberty to get closure with her ex-husband. Jack’s (Sean Hayes) dream of taking a bow on a Broadway stage becomes a very real possibility. Minnie Driver and Brian Jordan Alvarez guest star.”
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Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan serve as writers and executive producers for the series. Will & Grace is produced by Universal Television. James Burrows directs and executive produces.
Before the revival in 2017, the award-winning series originally aired from 1998-2006. The sitcom ran for a combined 11 seasons spanning 246 episodes, earning 91 Emmy nominations and 18 wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2000. All four of its core cast members, McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally, have won at least one acting Emmy for their role in the series.